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Pros brought in for Montaigu tournament
April 18th, 2011 7:10PM

TAGS:  france, u-17 world cup, youth boys


;">[U.S. UNDER-16 MEN] The USA is sending a team to the 39th annual Mondial Minimes Montaigu Tournament in France.  The squad, coached by Gerson Echeverry, includes Philadelphia Union homegrown signee Zach Pfeffer, Russell Canouse, who recently left the New York Red Bulls academy program to sign with Germany's Hoffenheim, and Nicholas Gaitan, who joined Argentinos Juniors in Argentina from New York's Albertson Academy.

The team also includes nine players who are currently part of the U.S. Soccer U-17 residency program in Bradenton, Fla.

Jordan Allen and Paul Arriola were part of the U.S. team that won the CONCACAF U-17 Championship.

The Americans open play Wednesday against Portugal.

U.S. U-16 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Santiago Castano (NY Red Bulls; Union City, N.J.), Zack Steffen (FC Delco; Downingtown, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (6): Russell Canouse (Hoffenheim, Germany; Lancaster, Pa.), Dylan Greenberg (Albertson SC; Dix Hills, N.Y.), Matt Habrowski (Derby County Wolves; Bloomfield Hills, MI.), Luis Martir (Chivas Guadalajara; Los Angeles, Calif.), Miguel Polley (Derby County Wolves; West Bloomfield, Mich.), Robby Sagel (Downtown Rapids; Las Vegas, Nev.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Jordan Allen (Empire United; Rochester, N.Y.), Marco Delgado (Cosmo Academy West; Glendora, Calif.), Nicholas Gaitan (Argentinos Juniors, Argentina; Oceanside, N.Y.), Antonio Murillo (Neusport; Las Vegas, Nev.), Adam Najem (NY Red Bulls; Clifton, N.J.), Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia Union; Dresher, Pa.)
FORWARDS (4): Paul Arriola (Arsenal FC; Chula Vista, Calif.), Nicko Corriveau (Bethesda SC; Potomac, Md.), Kevin De La Torre (Chivas USA; Winchester, Calif.), Alex Muyl (Cosmos Academy East; New York, N.Y.)

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